Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cold

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cold.

Here’s a selection of four cold winter shots covering the past four decades.

Frost and snow covered farmland near Audlem, Cheshire, England in the 1980s.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cold

 

A frozen section of marsh at dusk, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada in the 1990s.

Frozen marsh at dusk.

 

A mostly frozen and snow covered Lake Huron with Chantry Island and its lighthouse, Ontario, Canada at sunset in the 2000s.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cold

 

A section of a frozen Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario, Canada at sunrise taken in the 2010s.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cold

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Creepy

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Creepy.

The prompt got me thinking about creepy crawlies, a term for insects and other invertebrates used by people who dislike or are afraid of them.

A portrait of a Horsefly. I find its eyes interesting although I dislike getting bitten by one. I cropped the photo square and added a heavy vignette to focus attention on the eyes.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Creepy

 

A Zebra Spider. Another species some people find creepy. It’s a small jumping spider, the jumping ability can add to the creepiness of it. It’s a common species in the northern hemisphere, this one was photographed in Cheshire, England but I have seen plenty of them in this part of Ontario, Canada. Once again I cropped the photo square and added a heavy vignette to focus attention on the spider.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Creepy

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Monochrome

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Monochrome.

I hadn’t come up with an idea for this challenge when I headed down to Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise on Sunday morning. With some interesting clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment I was hoping for some colour at sunrise. No colour ever developed so I started thinking about some monochrome conversions for the challenge.

I had taken my lightweight kit of a small mirrorless camera and three manual focus prime lenses. So I tried to make a set of three images, one with each lens.

A view of the bay with the wide angle lens.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Monochrome

 

A section of the shoreline and bay with the standard lens.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Monochrome

 

Isolating a section of clouds over the Niagara Escarpment with the telephoto lens.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Monochrome

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Seeing Double

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Seeing Double.

Three doubles from Ontario, Canada.

Two Coneflowers.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Seeing Double

 

Two rainbows.

Barn and rainbows.

 

Two Sandhill Cranes.

Sandhill Cranes at sunrise.

 

Three doubles from Cheshire, England.

Two Pond Skaters making more Pond Skaters.

Mating Pond Skaters.

 

Two Fly Agaric.

Amanita muscaria.

 

Two Great Crested Grebes.

A pair of Great Crested Grebes.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Layered

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Layered.

My initial idea was a post about the layers of rock that forms the Niagara Escarpment.

Then I thought about some of the photos of layered clouds and changed direction.

Layered clouds over Chantry Island and its lighthouse on Lake Huron, Ontario in the winter.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Layered

 

Layered clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment, Ontario at sunrise in the summer.

Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

 

Layered clouds over a frozen marsh at dusk, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan.

Frozen marsh at dusk.

 

Layered clouds over a frozen section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan.

A frozen Last Mountain Lake.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Candid

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Candid.

I considered the more obvious candid shots of humans before deciding to go in a completely different direction.

An American Red Squirrel on the South Bruce Peninsula. One of the squirrels in the area that are so used to me being around that they ignore me allowing me to take candid portraits as they go about their business.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Candid

 

An Eastern Chipmunk ignoring the photographer.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Candid

 

A Racoon that wandered into the yard. It’s more interested in the bird feeders than the photographer.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Candid